FASH­ION

Sexy lit­tle things you’ll love

Northern Rivers Style - - CONTENTS -

If you have an ado­ra­tion for ev­ery­thing soft and pretty, then Fe­bru­ary, March and April are the months for you. We’re declar­ing them all time for ro­mance.

Fem­i­nine de­tails like ruf­fles, lace and soft pleats are the start­ing point for ro­man­tic dress­ing. Gen­tle colours and luxurious floaty fab­rics like silk, satin and chif­fon will feel as gen­tle as a breeze as they drape beau­ti­fully over your body. This is warm weather dress­ing at its best – soft, un­struc­tured and oh so ef­fort­less.

Pas­tel blue, laven­der, white, nude, pas­tel pink and yel­low are clas­sic ro­man­tic colours. If you have pale skin avoid yel­lows and whites as they will wash you out; opt for the blues and pinks.

Baby flo­ral print suits the look per­fectly. Avoid those over­sized flo­rals that look too vin­tage and any bright shades of flo­ral, as they are not gen­tle and soft enough to com­pli­ment the look.

These soft tex­tures and sher­bet shades have a sense of in­no­cence, so keep your hair and make-up sub­tle. Ac­ces­sories can be kept min­i­mal too with a sim­ple neck­lace or ear­rings and try some metal­lic san­dals to bal­ance the light look.

If you pre­fer not to wear a dress, then achieve the look with sep­a­rates like a pair of wide leg pants in a soft fluid fabric with a fit­ted top half. Noth­ing too full or drap­ing up top, to bal­ance out the wider pro­por­tion on the bot­tom. Jeans can also be soft­ened with a ruf­fle or lay­ered frill top in a fem­i­nine colour.

If clean and so­phis­ti­cated lines are your go-to style, then throw on a clas­sic tai­lored blazer to make a flo­ral dress of­fice ap­pro­pri­ate. Or try a ba­sic white tee or cot­ton shirt with a soft A-line skirt.

◆ When it comes to buy­ing lin­gerie, you should al­ways be fit­ted for a bra by the ex­perts. You might even find you have been wear­ing the wrong size.

Men, buy­ing lin­gerie for a woman can be an in­tim­i­dat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, so good on you for giv­ing it a go! If you can think more about her style than your­self, then you’ll be half way there.

Fig­ure out what size she is be­fore you get to the store. If there are sev­eral of one brand in her drawer, then it’s prob­a­bly one of her favourites, so why not get her some­thing in a dif­fer­ent fun colour that she doesn’t al­ready have. And if you can’t get the right size then go for a slip dress or soft gown which mean it’s a whole lot eas­ier to get the right fit.

For more style in­spi­ra­tion fol­low @cas­sander­son­_style on In­sta­gram or www.cas­sander­son­style.com

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